Application Fees

Information for alcohol licensing fees can be found below.

To calculate out how much your fee is use our Online Alcohol Licence Fee Calculator.


 

The following fees are set by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Regulations 2013.

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Regulations 2013

Framework for determining cost/risk rating (effective from 18 December 2013)

Type of licensed premise

Weighting

Liquor store, Supermarket, Grocery off-licence

15

Night clubs, Taverns, Adult premises, "Class 1" restaurants

15

Off-licence in a Tavern

10

Hotels, Function centres, "Class 1" clubs, "Class 2" restaurants, Universities, and Polytechnics

10

Remote sales, "Class 2" clubs, "Class 3" restaurants, Other

5

Theatres/cinemas, Wine cellar doors, BYO restaurants, "Class 3" clubs

2

PLUS

Latest alcohol sales time

Weighting

On-licences & clubs before 2:01am; Off-licences before 10:01pm

0

On-licences and clubs 2:01am- 3:01am; Off-licences 10:01pm and later

3

On-licences & clubs – all other closing times

5

PLUS

Number of enforcements in the last 18 months

Weighting

None

0

1

10

2

20


Definitions

  • Class 1 restaurants – restaurants with a significant separate bar area which, in the opinion of the relevant TA, operate that bar at least one night a week in the nature of a tavern, such as serving alcohol without meals to tables situated in the bar area.
  • Class 2 restaurants – restaurants that have a separate bar (which may include a small bar area) but which, in the opinion of the relevant TA, do not operate that area in the nature of tavern at any time.
  • Class 3 restaurants – restaurants that only serve alcohol to the table and do not have a separate bar area.
  • Class 1 clubs – clubs which, in the opinion of the TA, are large clubs (with 1,000 or more members of drinking age) and which, in the opinion of the relevant TA, operate in the nature of a tavern (for example a large working men's club, combined clubs, or large 'cossie' clubs)
  • Class 2 clubs – clubs which do not fit class 1 or class 3 definitions (for example larger sports clubs, medium sized RSAs, many provincial social clubs)
  • Class 3 clubs - clubs which, in the opinion of the TA, are small clubs (with up to 250 members of drinking age) and which operate a bar for 40 hours or less per week (for example small sports clubs like bowling clubs, golf clubs, bridge clubs, and small RSAs)
  • Enforcement – has the same meaning as a “Holding” under section 288 of the Act, or a previous offence for which a holding may have been issued if the offence had occurred before 18 December 2013


Fees category

Total rating

Fees category

0 - 2

Very low

3 - 5

Low

6 - 15

Medium

16 - 26

High

26+

Very high


Fee amounts

GST inclusive

Fee category

Application fee

Annual fee

Very low

$368.00

$161.00

Low

$609.50

$391.00

Medium

$816.50

$632.50

High

$1,023.50

$1,035.00

Very high

$1,207.50

$1,437.50

The licensee/applicant pays the GST inclusive amount to the DLC – a portions is sent to ARLA

 

Fees payable for other applications

GST inclusive

Application type

Fee

Manager's certificate application

$316.25

Temporary authority

$296.70

Temporary licence

$296.70

   

Appeal to ARLA

$517.50

Extract of register (ARLA or DLC)

$57.50

Permanent Club Charter (annual fee due on 30 June of each year and paid to ARLA)

$1,058.00

Special licence – small events with one or two events on licence

$63.25

Special licence – small events with three to 12 events on the licence or one to three medium size events on one licence

$207.00

Special licence – all other occasions including large events

$575.00

Ministry of Justice - New fee regime